Vice-Reitoria Executiva de Relações Internacionais
Information Sheet for the International Partner Universities Academic - Year 2014-2015
International Relations Office
Office Address
Office Hours
Vice-Rector for International Relations
International Relations Advisor
Universidade de São Paulo
(11 campi in 7 cities, http://www.usp.br/)
International Relations Office
(Vice-Reitoria Executiva de Relações Internacionais)
Vice-Reitoria Executiva de Relações Internacionais (VRERI).
Rua do Anfiteatro, 197 - Cidade Universitária,
05508-060 São Paulo - SP, Brazil.
Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm (Brasília time zone)
Prof. Dr. Aluísio Augusto Cotrim Segurado
Prof. Dr. Claudio Possani
International Officer – AREA 1 (Africa and Southern Europe)
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (+55) 11 3091-2407
International Officer – AREA 2 (South and Central America)
Ms. Patrícia Lima
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (+55) 11 3091-2407
International Officer – AREA 3 (North America (including Mexico),
Caribbean, Asia and Oceania)
Mr. Rafael Dall’Olio
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (+55) 11 3091-3529
International Officer – AREA 4 (Eastern, Western, Central and
Northern Europe)
Mr. Rogério Nóbrega
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (+55) 11 3091-2309
International Officer (Brazilian Federal Programs: PEC-G, PAEC-OEA,
Ms. Marlei Pirozelli
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (+55) 11 3091-0150
Mobility Team
Issues related to any of the areas and
programs as well as general questions must
be submitted directly to the e-mails listed on
the right hand side
International Officer (Science Without Borders)
Ms. Marlei Pirozelli
[email protected]
Phone: (+55) 11 3091-0150
French Chairs - Chaires Françaises
Ms. Marlei Pirozelli
Phone: (+55) 11 3091-0150
Student Reception Desk
Ms. Maria de Lourdes Justino
[email protected]
Phone: (+55) 11 3091-2309
Informations about Housing
[email protected]
Rua do Anfiteatro, 197 – Cidade Universitária
05508-060- São Paulo, SP – Brasil
Vice-Reitoria Executiva de Relações Internacionais
Academic Exchange
Application Procedure for UNDERGRADUATE
The applications must be done through our International Office.
The Application Process is available at our site
Deadlines: October 5 to start the exchange period in the
first academic semester of the next year, or May 05 to start
the exchange period in the second semester of the current
Number of Exchanges students
Our Partners universities can nominate until 05 exchanges
students each semester. The final decision is up to the chosen
Faculties / Schools.
Application Procedure for GRADUATE students
Graduate students (master and doctorate) must contact directly
our graduate office (“Pós-Graduação”: www.usp.br/prpg) of the
Institute or School of their interest. The university webpage
www.usp.br has a description of all graduate programs.
Nearly every course at USP is delivered in Portuguese.
Portuguese classes for foreign students are available in the
central campus only at the Language Center (see
www.fflch.usp.br/cl ) .
Areas of study, courses and disciplines
The students are allowed to enroll in disciplines offered by
different Departments and Institutes, respecting their specific
requirements (course pre-requisites, opening constraints,
institutional agreement with USP, etc). A list of all USP courses
is available at http://www5.usp.br/ensino/graduacao/cursosoferecidos/ and a list of disciplines offered by each Institute is
odmnu=2214 (click on "[Unidades de Ensino]" and choose one
of the listed Institutes)
Academic Year
The academic year is divided into two semesters: 1st semester nd
February to June; 2 semester - August to December.
Credit and Grading System
USP uses its own Grading System to transcript the credits. For
undergrads, the grades range from 0 to 10. The minimum
promotion grade is 5. Each class-credit is equivalent to 15 classhours. Each working credit matches 30 hours. The following
activities count as working credits: a) Research planning,
execution and evaluation; b) Work on the fields, internship,
supervised stages or equivalent; c) Programmed readings; d)
Special works, according to the nature of discipline; e) School
programmed excursions. The system is different for graduate
Transcript availability
The students can obtain a personal version of his/her transcripts
at https://uspdigital.usp.br/jupiterweb/ . Official transcripts must
be required at each student office. At the end of the exchange
period, the USP Internatinal Office will send the Transcripts of
Records to the Home University.
Rua do Anfiteatro, 197 – Cidade Universitária
05508-060- São Paulo, SP – Brasil
Vice-Reitoria Executiva de Relações Internacionais
Course Registration
The foreign students must enroll directly at the Student Office of
the School or Institute they will attend.
Pre-Departure Obligations
Medical Coverage/ Insurance
The students must contract in their home country an
international health insurance valid in Brazil and including a
repatriation coverage. No registration will be done at USP
without the presentation of a valid Health Insurance.
Supporting Documents Required
Valid Passport with a regular Brazilian Temporary Visa. No
tourist visa is accepted
Arrival and Housing
Airport pick-up service
Due to the great demand of foreign students, unfortunately the
Universidade de São Paulo is not able to offer this service.
Public transportation is avalailable.
Students Obligations
Just after their arrival it is mandatory that the students reach
their contact personally at USP. A copy of the VISA and the
Health Insurance contract must be furnished at this time.
USP has no accommodation or owns houses within or outside
the campus of São Paulo.
The service Info Housing doesn’t reserve spaces or look for
options for exchange students. The search for accommodation
must be carried out by the interested person in accordance to
his/her economic conditions and interests.
For the arrival immediate accommodation, VRERI can appoint
hostels specialized in receiving exchange students. The request
[email protected]
We also advise students that housing for the exchange period
requires the signature of a contract. It is the right of everyone,
including the exchange student, to protect himself/herself even
from a simple rent. This contract is made in written confirming
and guaranteeing all the rights and obligations of the tenant and
the landlord’s.
The rent rates of a room or accommodation can greatly vary,
depending on location and features offered by the house ant the
neighborhood. According to information obtained from the
Brazilian consulates abroad, it is estimated that the monthly
living cost is around 900 USD presently (march/13).
Rua do Anfiteatro, 197 – Cidade Universitária
05508-060- São Paulo, SP – Brasil

Information Sheet 2014-15